Presidency In Nigeria Said Governors Have Power To Dethrone Anybody

“It actually didn’t start today, it has been so for a long time.

Following Sanusi removal as Emir of Kano, the Presidency in Nigeria said the state government has the power to dethrone any traditional ruler in their state.

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Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Tuesday said in a statement on behalf of the Presidency,

“A sitting governor can dethrone anybody – they have the power. That is the way the system is set up. Nobody is above being dethroned. Governors formally appoint them, present them the staff of office and fund their offices.

“It actually didn’t start today, it has been so for a long time.

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“British deposed Obas of Lagos/Benin 1851/1897; Alake temporarily deposed by 1948 women’s riots; Awo deposed Alaafin 1955; Olowo deposed 1966; Edo military administrator tried to remove Oba of Benin as Chair, State Traditional Rulers Council 1999; Deji of Akure deposed 2010.”

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